Acclaimed Parenting Expert
Alyson Schafer is an internationally acclaimed parenting expert, family counsellor, and bestselling author. Audiences can count on Alyson to inspire and transform lives. Armed with years of research, clinical and field experience, Alyson provides a fresh and positive understanding of family dynamics along with actionable solutions that will give parents the skills and confidence needed to face modern life challenges. The end goal is to raise resilient, caring, and capable kids.
Alyson has presented three TEDx Talks including the inaugural TEDxKids@Brussels in Belguim. She has also penned three bestselling parenting books: Breaking the Good Mom Myth; Honey, I Wrecked the Kids; and her latest, Ain’t Misbehavin’ which has been translated into Russian, Korean, Bulgarian, and Turkish.
As a go-to parenting expert in Canada, Alyson is a frequent contributor on most national media outlets and has also been featured in such notable publications as Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Parent Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Washington Post, and more. Alyson also shares her wisdom weekly as the resident expert columnist for Huffpost Parents Canada, and previously hosted TV’s The Parenting Show for eight seasons.
A professional member of the National Speakers Association, Alyson is often called on by big brands for her insights into family life, and she has worked with many notable companies, including the Bank of Montreal, Huggies, Kijiji, Kelloggs, Facebook, Labatts, and more.